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Delegates from all over the world to visit Prayagraj to see Kumbh Mela

Sangam is the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the Saraswati rivers in Prayagraj.250 delegates from 192 countries will visit holy city Prayagraj today to experience the grand festival of spirituality, faith and harmony under the theme of global participation in Kumbh 2019. They will perform Ganga Puja and taking holy dip in Sangam. These guests will witness various wonderful aspects ... Read More »

Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir receives season’s heaviest snowfall

The nearly 10 inch thick snow disrupted normal life in Leh. Air services were also suspended due to snowfall. MeT office has forecast a cloudy sky for today. In the wake of season’s heaviest snow fall in Ladakh the district administrations of Leh and Kargil have reviewed the preparedness for any eventuality. Leh Hill Council CEC Jamyang Tsering Namgyal held ... Read More »

Pakistan bans 26/11 Mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa

In the wake of mounting international pressure to act against terrorists following Pulwama terror attack, Pakistan take the decision to ban these groups was taken during a meeting of the National Security Committee. Earlier, the two outfits were kept on the watchlist of the interior ministry. The two groups have about 50,000 volunteers and hundreds of other paid workers.  However, it ... Read More »

Encounter rages in North Kashmir’s Warpora Sopore area

Earlier, a Cordon Search Operation (CASO) had been launched in the area that turned into an encounter with gunfight going on in the area. Security sources said that at least two terrorists believed to be Lashkar cadres, are trapped and engaged in the gunfight. There was no immediate report of any fatal or non fatal casualties on either side so ... Read More »

PM Modi addresses Indian Community in Korea

He said ties between India and Korea are not just on the basis of business contact. He said the main basis of the relationship between both countries is People To People Contact. The Prime Minister referred to the age-old links between India and Korea, and recalled Queen Suryaratna who travelled thousands of kilometres from Ayodhya, and married a Korean King. ... Read More »

PM Modi unveils bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Seoul, South Korea

Mahatma Gandhi is a visionary who found solutions to today’s challenges like terrorism and Climate change. The world joins in as India celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. As part of the celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Seoul Campus of the Yonsei University which is one of the premier universities ... Read More »

PM Modi holds delegation level talks with South Korean President

In a one to one talk with Korean President Moon Jae In in Seoul, Prime Minister Modi said that Special strategic partnership between both the countries is very significant not only for India but also for the world. eferring to last week’s terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, President Moon said that terrorism is a menace against civilization and ... Read More »

Hooligans attack Dalit bride’s bindoli procession in Chittorgarh

Udaipur : A pre-wedding procession by a dalit family in Laxmipura village in Chittorgarh, was attacked by some hooligans, allegedly from upper caste community, on Wednesday night, after the bride rode on a baggi (carriage) during the traditional ‘Bindoli’ ceremony. Four persons from the bride’s side including her father sustained injuries who are hospitalized. Taken aback by the sudden attack ... Read More »

Shooting WC: No visa to Pakistan, IOC reduces Olympic quotas, suspends talks with India as future hosts

NEW DELHI: Bringing an unfortunate end to the controversy surrounding participation of Pakistan athletes for the ISSF World Cup here, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday revoked the Olympic qualification status (two quota places) for the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire pistol event due to non-issuance of visa to the three-member Pakistani contingent. Shooters Muhammad Khalil Akhtar and Ghulam Mustafa ... Read More »

Shooting World Cup opens in Delhi

The tournament will have 16 Tokyo 2020 Olympics quota places up for grabs.  India are fielding a 23-member squad with 11 shooters in the non-competition Minimum Qualification Score category. Overall, around 503 shooters from 58 countries will be competing for top honours with eight of the 10 events offering Olympic quota places.  With Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil already securing ... Read More »

Bangladesh fire kills at least 81 people

Officials said the fire broke out at night a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of a four-storey building named Hazi Wahed Mansion behind a mosque in Old Dhaka’s congested Chawkbazar area on Wednesday night and the flames then quickly spread through four other buildings nearby, including a community centre where a wedding party was on. Read More »

India’s 1st Indigenous fighter Jet LCA Tejas dazzles at Aero India show in Bengaluru

The India-made fighter jet, known for being the smallest and lightest multirole supersonic fighter jet in its class is a shining example of India’s indigenous defence capabilities. Here’s how Modi govt’s policies in the defence sector….are giving a fillip to India’s air defence capabilities. Bengaluru’s skies dazzling with breathtaking maneouvres of Tejas fighter jet. India’s indigenously built Light Combat aircraft ... Read More »

Digital India journey evinced global interest: Ravi Shankar Prasad

123 crore Aadhar..121 crore mobile phones..56 crore internet..in the next 5 years..digital economy of 1 lakh crores..This is India’s digital journey in IT and electronics sector.. Through the medium of Digital India…focus is on e-hospitals, NIC in primary education, expansion in agriculture services through NIC, pension scheme and digital payments. At the event..Digital India Compodium was also released.. Digidhan Mitra ... Read More »

PM Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s bust at Yonsei University in Seoul

The presence of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon made the event all the more special. The Minister Modi said thoughts and ideals of Bapu have the power to help us overcome the menace of terrorism and climate change, two challenges humanity faces in these times. President Moon Jae-In too said that Mahatma Gandhi’s message of peace and non violence ... Read More »

India decides to stop its share of water to Pakistan

Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari in a tweet said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Our Govt. has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan. Gadkari added that “We will divert water from Eastern rivers and supply it to our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab. He also ... Read More »

Govt approves Air Travel for Central Armed Police Forces

The decision will immediately benefit approximately 780,000 personnel of CAPFs in the ranks of Constable, Head Constable & ASI who were otherwise not eligible earlier. This includes journey on duty and journey on leave, i.e; while going on leave from J&K to home and return. This facility is in addition to the existing air courier services for CAPFs that have ... Read More »

Srilankan Parliament witnesses heated debate on constitutional council issue

Speaking during the debate, President Sirisena said the council is not adhering to guidelines and has overruled its choice of nominations for judges without assigning any reasons. He added that he has not received any report of the council as is mandated every quarter. This is the second time President has criticized the working of CC in parliament. Speaker Karu ... Read More »

PM Modi addresses India-Korea business symposium

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is transitioning from agri dominated economy to one lead by manufacturing and services. From an economy that is known for its red tape, India is now known for its red carpet. Terming South Korea as a natural partner in India’s growth journey, Prime Minister called for increased collaboration in manufacturing, infrastructure sectors, as ... Read More »

India, Sri Lanka ink MoU to establish business centre for ICT incubators in Jaffna

The MoU was signed by High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu, and Secretary, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade S. T. Kodikara in Colombo in presence of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe.   The centre would provide opportunities and enhance the enabling environment for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and other professional services in the Northern ... Read More »

It’s only India that’s going to lose by not playing against Pak in WC: Gavaskar

NEW DELHI: India stand to lose by boycotting Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup, feels former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who said the country can continue to “hurt them” by shunning bilateral ties. Led by former India spinner Harbhajan Singh, calls for a complete cricketing boycott against Pakistan has grown ever since the terror attack in Pulwama last week killed more ... Read More »

PM Modi reaches South Korea on 2-day visit

During his visit to South Korea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with President Moon Jae-in. Prime Minister also will be conferred with the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize during a ceremony.  Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation had announced the decision to award Prime Minister Modi with this prestigious Prize in October last year. The award recognizes PM Modi’s ... Read More »

India & Saudi Arabia sign 5 pacts

Since the Pulwama terror attack, several countries have come out in India’s support and against cross-border terrorism. India and Saudi Arabia too have committed to increase counter-terror co-operation. The declaration was made after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman. Prime Minister said that India and Saudi Arabia have agreed on ... Read More »

PM Modi embarks on 2-day visit to South Korea

During his visit to South Korea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with President Moon Jae-in. Prime Minister also will be conferred with the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize during a ceremony.  Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation had announced the decision to award Prime Minister Modi with this prestigious Prize in October last year. The award recognizes PM Modi’s ... Read More »

India urges ICJ to annul decision of Pakistani military court

Putting India’s stand at the ICJ at Hague, in the Netherlands, India’s counsel, Harish Salve said, Pakistan’s three attempts to derail proceedings in the ICJ have failed. Salve also strongly objected to the abusive language used by Pakistan’s counsel in the case and urged the court to draw a redline in this regard. India pleaded that Pakistani military court’s ruling ... Read More »

‘We had 400,000 ticket applicants for India-Pakistan World Cup match’

NEW DELHI: Amid calls for boycott, the clamour for tickets for the marquee ODI World Cup clash between India and Pakistan in Manchester on June 16 has reached a crescendo, with more than 400,000 applicants for the 25,000 seater Old Trafford stadium. Top India cricketers like Harbhajan Singh has called for boycott of the Pakistan group league encounter while veterans ... Read More »

150 Sri Lankan students gets Mahatma Gandhi scholarships for study in India

Sri Lankan education minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu gave the scholarships at a special ceremony held in Colombo on Wednesday.  This is the twelfth year in continuum that India has provided Mahatma Gandhi scholarships to bright students across Sri Lanka. The minister appreciated the assistance provided by India including for the new trilingual school ... Read More »

Hindi writer and critic Namvar Singh passes away at 92

Singh, who was not keeping well for a month and was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, breathed his last on Tuesday, his family said. The last rites will be performed at 3 pm on Wednesday at the Lodhi Road crematorium. Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was a towering figure of Hindi literature ... Read More »

SC holds RCom chairman Anil Ambani guilty of contempt of court

The apex court held that the RCom chairman and Reliance Telecom chairman Satish Seth and Reliance Infratel chairperson Chhaya Virani breached the undertaking given to the court and the related orders. The court said the RCom chairman and others will have to purge the contempt by paying 453  crore rupees to Ericsson in 4 weeks.  A bench comprising  Justices R ... Read More »

President inaugurates International Conference & Exhibition On Energy and Environment

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said energy and environment are the areas of concern in today’s era of rapid technological development. He was addressing the International Conference and Exhibition on Energy and Environment in New Delhi.  He urged the policymakers to come up with actionable ideas on environmental issues. President Kovind sad, the government is committed to providing power ... Read More »

Robert Vadra questioned by ED in money laundering case

Robert Vadra, husband of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, reached ED office in New Delhi Wednesday morning for questioning.  The case against Vadra relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property worth 1.9 million pounds. Vadra was questioned by the ED in the same case earlier this month. He has been asked by a ... Read More »

PM Modi holds talks with Saudi Crown Prince

The two sides will also hold delegation level talks. Several agreements are expected to be signed following the talks between the two leaders.  The Crown Prince was accorded ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan Wednesday morning.  Speaking to the media, the Crown Prince said that he wants the relationship between India and Saudi Arabia to be maintained and improved for ... Read More »

PM Modi to embark on two-day visit to South Korea

The visit is a part of the growing high-level exchanges between the two countries. Prime Minister Modi will meet  South Korean President Moon Jae-in.  South Korea has become a very important partner in India’s economic modernization. In the last two years, bilateral trade has grown from 15 to 21 billion dollars and is targeted to reach 50 billion dollars by ... Read More »

Air show ‘Aero-India’ takes off in Bengaluru

In her inaugural remarks at the Aero India 2019, the 12th edition of Asia’s premier air show at the Yelahanka air base, Sitharaman made a strong pitch for ‘Make in India” and referred to a slew of initiatives taken by the government, including permitting 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Defence manufacturing. Explaining the possibilities in the aero ... Read More »

President to inaugurate International Conference & Exhibition On Energy and Environment

Science and Technology Ministry in a release said, around one thousand delegates from India and abroad will participate in the conference representing policy makers, regulators, entrepreneurs, administrators, researchers and technocrats.  The startups, young researchers and students will also attend the conference.  The Ministry said, today both the energy and environment sectors are at a critical juncture. The rapid expansions of ... Read More »

France backs India’s efforts to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist

The proposal will be a boost to New Delhi’s efforts to designate Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN. Pakistan-based outfit JeM has claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack that left 40 CRPF personnel dead.  The French decision was discussed between Philippe Etienne, Diplomatic Advisor to the French President and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in New Delhi ... Read More »

Pall of gloom descends Pratapgarh village during mass funeral

Udaipur : Villagers mourned over the bodies of seven of the nine people killed in the Pratapgarh tragedy on Monday night. These seven persons hailed from this village while two others were from other areas.The mass funeral was held in the afternoon at Ramdeoji village, some 7 kilometers away from Chhoti Sadri. A pall of gloom descended the village when the ... Read More »

UN Human Rights chief strongly condemns Pulwama terror attack

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Michelle Bachelet is also saddened by the further loss of life from subsequent gun battles in the same area on Monday, the spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Rupert Colville said in Geneva Tuesday. “The High Commissioner strongly condemns the suicide bomb attack against Indian security forces ... Read More »

Air show ‘Aero-India’ to take off in Bengaluru

61 aircraft, including HAL’s indigenous products LCA Tejas are all set to roar in the city skies.     The five-day long biennial event, which will showcase India’s air defence prowess, will also act as a platform for aviation companies, the defence sector and government to forge new alliances and contracts.  The global event will see the participation of the highest ... Read More »

PM Modi to hold talks with Saudi Crown Prince

Several agreements are expected to be signed following the talks. The Crown Prince will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind. Saudi Crown Prince arrived in New Delhi yesterday evening on a two-day visit to India. Prime Minister Modi received him Prince upon his arrival. The Crown Prince, who is also the Vice President of the Council of Ministers and ... Read More »

Trump describes Pulwama terrorist attack as ‘horrible situation’

Separately, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino expressed “strong support” for India and asked Pakistan to “punish anyone responsible” for the February 14 attack.  The suicide attack has led to an escalation of tension between India and Pakistan and Trump told reporters at the Oval Office of White House that it would be “wonderful” if the two South Asia neighbours get along. “I have ... Read More »

Let’s mentor: Rahul Dravid begins journey with India’s GenX

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: From Virat Kohli to Shubman Gill, the Indian U-19 team has proven to be the feeder line senior national team, some through the India ‘A’ set-up in between, in the last decade or so. With Rahul Dravid taking charge of the U-19 squad in 2015, the numerous talents emerging from the nook and corner of the country have got ... Read More »

ICJ snubs Pakistan’s request to adjourn Kulbhushan case

The four-day hearing in the Jadhav case opened on Monday at the ICJ headquarters in The Hague.  Pakistan asked the judge to adjourn the case, citing the illness of its ad-hoc judge. However, the world court declined Pakistan’s plea and asked it to continue argument in the absence of the ad-hoc judge. Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, the ad-hoc judge for Pakistan in ... Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India

He was warmly received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport. The Crown Prince who is also the Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Ministers, senior officials, and leading Saudi businessmen.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with the ... Read More »

PM flags off 1st ever diesel to electric converted locomotive twin engine at Varanasi

He also inspected an exhibition on locomotives at DLW campus. Such locomotives will be more economical and will increase the speed of goods trains. Laying the foundation stone of Ravidas Janmasthali area development project in Varanasi, the Prime Minister said all should get benefits of government schemes irrespective of caste, creed and other factors. Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked Sant ... Read More »